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Anime Fans Rank Which Characters Pull Off Summer Wear Best

posted on 2015-08-16 23:15 EDT by Carlos Cadorniga

Which popular anime characters look best in a swimsuit? Thousands of fans came together to answer that question.

Otamart—a popular Japanese app that specializes in anime, manga and idol products—have recently announced the results of a survey asking fans which anime characters look best in traditional summer wear, specifically a swimsuit or a yukata. The survey categories have been divided based on gender and clothing. The results have even been boiled down to what color looks best on them and even the type of swimsuit.

Standing at #1 in the anime/manga girl in a swimsuit category is Love Live's Nozomi Tojo, who fans like to see in a purple bikini. trailing behind her at #2 and #3 is Eli Ayase and Maki Nishikino of the same show in a light blue bikini and red bikini respectively.

Umi Sonoda of Love Live tops the anime/manga girls in yukata list wearing navy colors, with Nozomi also making this list at second wearing purple and retaining her third place status is Maki Nishikino wearing red.

The fictional girl categories go as follows:

Swimsuit Girl Rankings:

  1. Nozomi Tojo from Love Live in a purple bikini
  2. Eli Ayase from Love Live in a light blue bikini
  3. Maki Nishikino from Love Live in a red bikini
  4. Nico Yazawa from Love Live in a pink bikini
  5. Kotori Minami from Love Live in a yellow bikini (tied with Nico)
  6. Satsuki Momi from Kuroko no Basuke in a pink bikini
  7. Rin Hoshizora from Love Live in a yellow bikini
  8. Hanayo Koizumi from Love Live in a white bikini
  9. Nami from One Piece in an orange bikini
  10. Haruka Nanami from Uta no Prince-sama in a white one-piece (tied with Nami)
  11. Kiyoko Shimizu from Haikyuu in a black bikini
  12. Umi Sonoda from Love Live in a white one-piece
  13. Asuna Yūki from Sword Art Online in a white bikini
  14. Gō Matsuoka from Free! in a white bikini
  15. Honoka Kōsaka from Love Live an orange one-piece
  16. Saber from Fate/stay night in a white bikini
  17. Chizuru Yukimura from Hakuōki in a pink bikini (tied with Saber)
  18. Sheryl Nome from Macross F in a white bikini
  19. Tsukuyo from Gintama in a black bikini
  20. Kagura from Gintama in a red one-piece(tied with Tsukuyo)

Yukata Girl Rankings:

  1. Umi Sonoda from Love Live in navy
  2. Nozomi Tojo from Love Live in purple
  3. Maki Nishikino from Love Live in red
  4. Nico Yazawa from Love Live in pink
  5. Hanayo Koizumi from Love Live in pink
  6. Kotori Minami from Love Live in pink
  7. Haruka Nanami from Uta no Prince-sama in pink
  8. Kiyoko Shimizu from Haikyū!! in navy
  9. Eli Ayase from Love Live in light blue (tied with Kiyoko)
  10. Chizuru Yukimura from Hakuōki in
  11. Rin Hoshizora from Love Live in yellow
  12. Gō Matsuoka from Free! in red
  13. Honoka Kōsaka from Love Live in orange
  14. Kagura from Gintama in red
  15. Asuna Yūki from Sword Art Online in white
  16. Riko Aida from Kuroko no Basuke in orange
  17. Anri Sonohara from Durarara in pink
  18. Tsukuyo from Gintama in light blue
  19. Tsukihi Araragi from Bakemonogatari in light blue
  20. Yūko Ichihara from xxxholic in black (tied with Tsukihi)

When it came to boys in swimsuits, characters from the swimming anime Free!—often clad in tight Speedo swimwear—easily made a splash by topping the list with Haruka Nanase, Makoto Tachibana and rival Rin Matsuoka in first, second and third respectively. The rest of the Iwatobi Swim Club—Nagisa Hazuki and Rei Ryūgazaki—also made the list, albeit at lower positions. Also worthy of note is the hefty amount of male characters from Uta no Prince-Sama that made the list.

Masato Hijirikawa made first place in the yukata-wearing division, with fans preferring him in a navy color. Behind him in second if Seijūro Akashi from Kuroko no Basuke in white with third place going to Gintoki Sakata from Gintama also in white.

Swimsuit Boy Rankings:

  1. Haruka Nanase from Free in a black Speedo
  2. Makoto Tachibiana from Free in a black Speedo
  3. Rin Matsuoka from Free in a black Speedo
  4. Syo Kurusu from Uta no Prince-Sama in pink trunks
  5. Yasutomo Arakita from Yowamushi Pedal in black trunks
  6. Gintoki Sakata from Gintama in light blue trunks
  7. Ren Jinguji from Uta no Prince-Sama in black trunks
  8. Otoya Ittoki from Uta no Prince-Sama in red trunks
  9. Rei Ryūgazaki from Free!
  10. Ryōta Kise from Kuroko no Basuke in yellow trunks
  11. Kazuto Kirigaya from Sword Art Online in black trunks
  12. Seijūro Akashi from Kuroko no Basuke in red trunks
  13. Daiki Aomine from Kuroko no Basuke in black trunks
  14. Tokiya Ichinose from Uta no Prince-Sama in black trunks
  15. Ranmaru Kurosaki from Uta no Prince-Sama in black trunks
  16. Nagisa Hazuki fromFree! in yellow trunks
  17. Tōru Oikawa from Haikyuu in light blue trunks
  18. Kazunari Takao from Kuroko no Basuke in orange trunks
  19. Shokudaikiri Mitsutada from Touken Ranbu in black trunks
  20. Taiga Kagami from Kuroko no Basuke in black trunks

Yukata Boy Rankings:

  1. Masato Hijirikawa from Uta no Prince-sama in navy
  2. Seijūro Akashi from Kuroko no Basuke in white
  3. Gintoki Sakata from Gintama in white
  4. Makoto Tachibiana from Free in navy
  5. Tokiya Ichinose from Uta no Prince-Sama in navy (tied with Makoto)
  6. Japan from Hetalia in navy
  7. Syo Kurusu from Uta no Prince-Sama in pink
  8. Jinpachi Tōdō from Yowamushi Pedal in navy
  9. Yasutomo Arakita from Yowamushi Pedal in black
  10. Mikazuki Munechika from Tōken Ranbu in navy
  11. Shintarō Midorima from Kuroko no Basuke in green
  12. Hozuki from Hozuki's Coolheadedness in black
  13. Kazuto Kirigaya from Sword Art Online in black
  14. Daiki Aomine from Kuroko no Basuke in navy
  15. Ai Mikaze from Uta no Prince-sama in light blue (tied with Daiki)
  16. Ranmaru Kurosaki from Uta no Prince-Sama in black
  17. Toshiro Hijikata from Gintama in black (tied with Ranmaru)
  18. Hajime Saito from Hakuōki in navy (three-way tie)
  19. Toshizo Hijikata from Hakuōki in navy (three-way tie)
  20. Sōgo Okita from Gintama in black (three-way tie)

The same survey was even held for Japanese voice actors and celebrities. Voice actress/singer Kana Hanazawa (Castle Town Dandelion, Psycho-Pass) topped both the swimsuit and yukata rankings while voice actor/singer Mamoru Miyano (Assassination Classroom, Show by Rock) pulled off the same results for the boys' side.

[Via Jig]


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